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The 17 Best WordPress Plugins for Social Media, SEO, and Better Visitor Engagement in 2013

Plugins can provide killer functionality to your WordPress website - but choose which ones you install carefully!

Every year I share my own experiences using WordPress plugins to run Windmill Networking to help you make your own website more social media optimized, SEO friendly, and even help convert more of your visitors into new leads. I say “website” because WordPress is not just for blogs: As a CMS, WordPress powers one of every 6 websites on the Internet, nearly 60 million in all, with 100,000 more popping up each day. Everyone’s particular experience with WordPress will be different, but since I’ve always run a content-heavy site, I’ve become obsessed with increasing the performance of how quickly this website …

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WordPress Plug-Ins: Five Easy Ways to Ruin Your Website and Business

What's wrong with my website? Too many WordPress plug-ins?

There’s no doubt about it, one of the most valuable aspects of WordPress is the ability to use a plug-in for virtually anything that you need. Just as an iPhone is nothing without the apps but a phone, WordPress is nothing without its plug-ins. Unfortunately, as great as they are they can really do some damage if you aren’t careful. And I don’t mean a little bit of damage either, your entire brand could be at stake by misusing or not monitoring the plug-ins that you use! In this blog posts you will learn some of the dumbest, laziest, most …

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Six Reasons Why WordPress Bloggers Should Switch to WP Engine Website Hosting

Six Reasons Why WordPress Bloggers Should Switch to WP Engine Website Hosting

After reading the title of this blog post, you correctly assumed that this blog and website is hosted using WP Engine (WPE). After going through four different website hosting services, Windmill Networking made a strategic switch to WPE – and we haven’t looked back! I wouldn’t want to recommend a service as vital as website hosting without having some experience under my belt – as well as reasons to provide you – so now that it has been six months since the switch, it’s the right time to report back to you all on my experiences. If you’ve ever had …

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Top 3 Relationship Building WordPress Plugins That You’ve Never Heard Of

Top 3 Relationship Building WordPress Plugins That You’ve Never Heard Of

What’s the most important thing to consider when creating content for your business website?  If you said being #1 on Google, you need to re-think your strategy. While traffic is important, the latest Google Penguin and Panda updates have shown that relying on search engine traffic to generate revenue is a business model that is destined to fail.  The thing is, you just don’t know what is going to happen the next time an algorithm change occurs. Now, the right answer to the question is simple – engagement. Yes, engagement is a buzzword that is thrown around a lot in …

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One Simple Way to Super-Charge Your Twitter Campaign with WordPress (Plus Other Useful Plugins)

One Simple Way to Super-Charge Your Twitter Campaign with WordPress (Plus Other Useful Plugins)

With all of the buzz around Pinterest, and the near-addict like dependence on Facebook, there is one social network that gets little love from businesses that use WordPress – Twitter.  Disagree?  Well, I’m going to show you why your company is not only missing out on the #1 way to promote your business on the most open social network in the world, but how you can make an never-ending and effective campaign in less than 5 minutes (I’ll also share some other goodies, too). Editor’s note: Twitter drives more traffic to this website than any other social network! But We …

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Freeing the Bonds of HTML: The #1 Way To Make Your Business Site More Social

Freeing the Bonds of HTML: The #1 Way To Make Your Business Site More Social

By the end of this article, you will discover the easiest and best way to not only convey your message to your audience, but to also have the freedom and flexibility to have that message spread like wildfire.  But first, a question… “What would you do if your website could do anything?” The problem is most businesses, small or large, chain themselves in the hopes of being “professional.”  Unfortunately, that usually means hiring a large web development firm to create a custom-made website that has all of the so-called bells and whistles that a company needs to play the online …

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